Counseling & Mental Health

JFCS is providing  teletherapy services during the pandemic. Please call 415-449-1212 for help.

At JFCS, helping people successfully meet life’s challenges is part of our enduring tradition. We offer a range counseling, consultation, and mental health services for individuals of all ages, couples, and families.

Knowledgeable about the best practices in the mental health field, our clinicians take a practical approach to helping clients with their particular concerns. Our multidisciplinary team includes licensed psychologists, clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists.

We provide expert support and guidance from everyday issues to complex mental health challenges, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Grief or loss
  • Loneliness
  • Marital stress and couples counseling
  • Pre-marital counseling
  • Family challenges
  • Significant life transitions, such as divorce, separation, job loss, or illness
  • Difficulty forming meaningful relationships
  • Other conditions relating to emotional well-being
  • Therapy for children and teens through JFCS’ Center for Children and Youth

Please call 415-449-1212 to discuss your needs with a counselor.

Our Therapists:

Robyn Bloom, LMFT
Areas of Expertise: treatment for adults, couples and families: anxiety, depression, trauma, career and life transitions, financial challenges, separation, divorce, parenting and co-parenting support, loss and grief. Certified premarital counseling, Prepare/Enrich, helping couples build resilient relationships. Specialties include: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Positive Parenting, and Co-parenting support.

Alyse Clayman, LCSW, Director of Clinical Services at JFCS
Areas of Expertise: general parenting issues, children and families coping with significant life changes, acting-out behaviors, attention struggles, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Caroline Hoeveler, LCSW
Areas of Expertise: Individuals, children, adolescents, adults, seniors, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, trauma-informed care, EDMR, relationship challenges, stress management, management of chronic illness or medical crisis.

Robyn Matlon, PsyD, MA, MEd
Areas of Expertise: psychological assessments of children for a range of issues, including learning, attention, and memory challenges, as well as struggles with social-emotional or behavioral functioning; play therapy, child development, attachment, depression, anxiety, complex trauma, and PTSD.

Maria Narayan, JD, MA
Areas of Expertise: Relationship counseling (including premarital, couples, and co-parenting); individual therapy for adolescents and adults;  trauma-informed therapy; and family therapy.

Jessica Ozberker, LCSW, LPCC
Areas of Expertise: Severe mental illnesses, grief and loss, life transitions, adoption, and post-adoption support, adolescence, adjustment disorders, trauma and abuse, relationships, conflict mediation.

Ellie Pelc, PsyD
Areas of Expertise: early child (0 – 5), latency-age child (6 – 12), adolescents (13 – 17), and families: anxiety, depression, impact of family adjustments or trauma, disruptive behavior, anger, conflict, adoption/attachment issues. Psychological assessment and testing for learning issues, attention and memory challenges, and emotional functioning.

Avital Priel, PhD
Area of expertise: Children, adults, depression, anxiety, behavioral challenges, stress, transition challenges, relationships, identity issues. Offers counseling in Hebrew.

Tal Rabayov Itay, MSW, ASW
Areas of Expertise: Child development, attachment, child-parent relationship, stress, anxiety, behavioral and emotional challenges, ADHD, and Autistic spectrum disorder. Offers counseling in Hebrew.

Brittney Reiser, AMFT
Areas of Expertise: Anxiety, depression, trauma-informed care, domestic violence.

Nathan Rubin, ASW
Areas of Clinical Focus: Individuals, families, youth, depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma-informed care, LGBT, emotional development, and personality maturation.

Maneesh Saini, LMFT
Areas of Expertise: therapy with children and adolescents who are acting out in the home, school, or in the community, childhood bereavement, children of divorced/separated parents.

Jackie Sage, MFT
Areas of Expertise: psychotherapy and coaching for children, teens, and families experiencing anxiety, depression, self-esteem, anger, and family transitions.

Laura Silverstein, MFT
Areas of Expertise: individuals, families, youth, disabled adults, Intensive medical case management, depression, anxiety, chronic illness, trauma-informed care, homelessness, substance abuse, healing, and transformation

Jasmin Zeger, LMFT
Areas of Expertise: counseling and case management services to children, adults, and seniors.

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